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ft EDv G DOWN THE CURTAIN. ,SCdwin Booth's Professional Drawing to a Closo, Life An Ecctntj-lo Brother of the Tragedian Who Lives at I-onj llrniicli — Tlie Great Tragedian Ecndy to Take ;» Wcll-Karned Rest. [COPYRIGHT, 1S91.1 The eminent man, now the relio of a curious household of actors, is just stepping-oft the stage _f or good and all, as liis partner dies. While Edwin Booth is not the last representative, of a re- amarkable family, he is the only one of 'the present day and generation of that Icinship who will be remembered and mentioned in the years far ahead of us. -Joseph is an elder son of the distinguished tragedian known as Junius' JSnvtus Booth, and' he lives at Long* ^Branch, where among- his townsmen he as rated like all the rest of his folks for his eccentricities. He never had histrionic aspirations like some of his kin and has lived a settled life; but full of combat with those about him. It is a -curious fact that . only two ' of all ibis blood born and bred to the theater have achieved distinction on the stage. Junius Brutus, who bore his father's name, was a better tavern talented and capricious. It nas quite natural then that the last of the Booths as actors began his career early. In 1849 when he was sixteen years of age ho appeared as "Tressel" in "Richard III." at the Boston museum, his first real work on the stag-c. His father thought ho had done very well; but was by no means inclined to give the young actor much encouragement. In 1S51 Mr. Booth made his first appearance on the stage. His father was announced to appear at the old National theater in New York in "Richard III." At the last moment he took a X BOOTH. Jceeper than an actor, although he of- 'Sen played, but he liked the occupation of bonif ace better than work behind the footlights. He owned a good hotel at Manchester-by-the-Sea. on the Massachusetts coast where he died, and his brilliant widow, who afterwards married John Sehoeffel, now does the honors, So Edwin and Joseph are alone left as relics of a household that for very many years played a dominant part in the drama • and tragedy of our siational life. As Joseph does not play, Edwin is easily the master and stands •ont'in. bold relief as the first actor of "the day and the central figure of a won- clerful combination that wandered and acted by turns just as the humor struck them. Edwin Booth began to demonstrate •the -family penchant- for.-,art in early life. While he was still a schoolboy, iie and John S. Clarke, his brother-in- la.Tv,.acted the quarrel scene between •"Brutus and Cassius" at a wayside schoolhouse in Maryland, and the elder Booth'applauded their work. He could mot have been more' than fourteen years of age then, and almost.imme- diately aftenvards-began.traveling-with' Hs.father. His experiences with him.' •are a. romance; although they could hardly appear so to the boy, as the eccentricities of the parent Vcere often more dramatic than ludicrous. To give BOOTH AS IASO. caprice that he would not play and or.dered Edwin to go to the theater and act the part. While he had seen it played many times, the proposition startled him; but there was no other alternative, as the father would not appear. Edwin Booth acted the part to the satisfaction of all concerned, and it is a generally accepted fact that the elder Booth sat in the audience and witnessed the performance, but did not let his son know that he had'seen his first attempt upon the threshold of a romantic and dramatic career. It is now forty years since Edwin Booth entered into a contract with a manager in Baltimore to play for six dollars a week. His success was not very marked-and he soon after went with, his father to California. The struggles at that time with both father and sons was very exciting. Julius Brutus, named after the father, was in the casts in those days, and the two sons and he mads up a good part of the company. Life'was then a gamble with them all, and Edwin, on account of his retiring manners, fared worse than all. He "drifted off to Australia and Honolulu, gathering much experience but little mocey. He finally returned to California with Laura Keene his support. He did very .well in a round of New York for one hundred nights m the character of "Hamlet" That was nearly twenty-five years ago. Then a run of a .hundred nights was something unheard of and yet. he played the melancholy Dane at the very pinnacle of his power and then went back to Kan Fransiseo to receive an ovation after nearly a quarter of .a century of absence from the Pacific ciast, where he practically began his artist career. Mr. Booth's career surmounts that of any other man now on the stage excepting- Joseph Jefferson. To him Mr. Booth owes much. The play of "A Fool's Revenge" was sent to "Rip Van Winkle," but he could find nothing in the character for comedian. He gave it to Mr. Booth, who at first saw little in it for him, and the character of "Bertruccio" did not strike him until after he had studied it for a long time. Perhaps it was ten years before he really found that in this play he had one of his stronger cards, and then he played it as often as he thought it would win. Strong as Booth is in "Bertruccio" he plays. ''Richelieu" .with remarkable power, "lago" is perhaps his greatest part. At least he thinks so. The public take much .the same view as does the artist, and Mr. Booth certainly gives a great impersonation, of the treacherous "lago," and few men have ever lived who could play "Othello" when Edwin Booth acted the wily and lying "lago." No man who has ever lived has given so avtistic a finish to this miserable character as Edwin Booth. "Hamlet' 1 is in many respects Mr. Booth's greatest character. When he has the mind he frequently giv,es some touches to the melancholy Dane that no other man has ever approached, and I have often thought that in the grave- digging scene he surpassed any man I ever saw. Mr. Booth is just now rounding out his forty years of experience on the subject to diverge a little from the Tine of strict response without impairing the main current of compliance, and so long as her orders were obeyed she would not be disturbed by minor incidents. "Now, sir, you will draw that large arm chair up by the other side of the table, and you may to-ir'ght put the piano stool where you can rest your feet upon it." These commands were complied with. "You will now go to your room and geta cigar. You will bring it down and sit in the big- chair and smoke it, but not too hard." All these orders were obeyed, and Mr. Winsome's appearance in the big chair indicated a very considerable degree of comfort, even though he were asleep. "Now, sir, you will hand me sixty dollars to get a new dress and hat with." • Mr. Winsome woke up so suddenly that he was ashamed of himself, but laughing Mrs. Winsome didn't let him stay long in that frame of mind; and she wasn't a bit discouraged, either;youth doesn't give up after one round, and then she knew that sometimes it takes more than one effort to hypnotize a subject; and he knew—well, he handed over the money on the spot, like a man.—N. Y. Sun. DISTILLING PERFUMES. PUREST 'AND BEST LESS THAN HALF THE" PRICE-OP OTHER BRANDS -1-POUNDS^fK-'- HALVtSJOfQUARTeRS^ SOLD IN CANS ONLY . JJOOTH AS HAJILET. incldeTits-would add nothing to the general story except to revive caprices that have passed into history and been lost behind the great individuality which left its mark upon all the warp and woof of our theatrical life for nearly a hundred years. Forrest,' Booth, Davenport, Wallack,. Brougham : and" other great-men, as well'as r illustrious women, who. dealt: ; with, the primitive conditions of the stage life of twenty-five years ago, had talent enotigh to carry a cart-load of follies and win. : .' " Edw.in - Booth developed rapidly in his artistic career. It would have been, re- anarkable had he not risen, • He "began 2ife with his father and while yet a boy -watched" ^and waited; and studied his aoxagnificent representations from be- ftdnd. the footlights and in a: practical -way.: Had he. not imbibed much, of his father's spirit he would have been a.dull Sad indeed. While John Wilkes was regarded as the flower of the. flock, between Edwin and his father there" was •a bond of sympathy such as : never ex' asted between the younger genius of the ffamily and his parent. John Wilkes de- weloped too early and was too restless sanfl»einphatic to suit the grand old man •SErom-whose loins he sprang and who •caught more satisfaction from an as' aociation with, the thoughtful Edwin ,/ than Tjrith tlie son who was handsome. BOOTH AS RICHELIEU. characters in San Francisco, but finally drifted off with a company to the mining towns. The venture was not very successful and there was more or less of a battle from : the beginning to the end of the tour; but before it ' had ended • Booth was established along, .the - Golden Gate,' 'and^ his departure for home was made an ovation. . He • reached his father's'.house; in .Hartford county, to open soon .afterwards at the Front Street theater in Baltimore, the play being "Richard.III." An engagement in New York followed and a trip to Boston established his reputation as the coming tragedian of his time. In 1857 he played Ms first : important engagement in New .York, made a hit ..and thenceforth: his career was onward and upward. He traveled-from one en^ -of the country to the .-other, acting all the leading Shakesperian ^foles and filling' to the full the mantle which his father's death had thrown-'upon ^his shoulders. John Wilkes was:at that time too.young to be a'competitor.' Edwin Booth played with John McCullough, E. L. Davanport and Lawrence Barrett before the war; but after the clash of swords he went by himself, until- recently when he joined fortunes.with the"actor wl»o has just .died. He : had little in common with any-of the men .who stood compatriot: with him in the '-artistic field be- causeofhiS' retiring' :habits. : Perhaps thereisrio more interesting phase of .his life-than liis appearance ia EDWIN BOOTH'S MUST .T1IEATEK. stage. Ever since the war he has filled the public eye more completely than any actor who has trod the boards. He has withstood severe criticism and yet enjoyed the confidence of the public. Whether he will ever act again or not is a question. But taking it all in all he has made a remarkable history and will go down to future generations as one of the shining lights of the stage. In some respects the goodly things of earth and air have shown upon him unfortunately, but as a rale his work has been forceful enough to attract attention to his rendition of many characters that vrill be remembered long after he has passed away. As a manager he was by no means a success, arid the great play- laouso which he built and hoped to leave as a monument to his profession has been turned into shops by .the aver- ice of trade and the Player's club, in Grammercy park has taken its place as a reminder to. those who are to come after that Edwin- Booth had lived an active and useful life that had netted him profit in both money and fame. . FJRAKK A. BUXE. HYPNOTIC EXPERIMENT.: Soine- BOOTH AS-BERTUCCIO IK ''THE FOOL'S BE- Mrs. Wlnsomo Tests Her Power, Wi irliat Stirprl«ln|f Results; / When young Mrs. Winsome read about the wonders of hypnotism, and how the. hypnotized subject's will was' so completely under control of the operator that he implicitly- .obeyed every command,, she .thought in .her gentle heart that she would hypnotize Clarence. Although they had been married but a bri'e'f. time, she had discovered that while he was a most devoted husband, there were some ways in which, he was not easily led, and. she .had in: mind a project that needed his co-operation. That night after dinner, and after she had sang for him (the dinner was good, and he always liked to. hear her sing), Mr., Winsome. was suffused with a; sense of contentment, and when Mrs. Winsome turned from the :piano. and. said she was going to hypnotize .him the declaration did not .strike Mm as extraordinary; it seemed rather only the promise of an added comfort. • . "Now, .Clarence," Baid Mrs. Winsome, "you must go to sleep. I doa't mean so very sound asleep, but just some." Mr. Winsome leaned' back in his chair and feigned somnolence." "Now, sir, go over in that corner and move my chair up by tnis side of the table." : - - . • Mr. Winsome arose with the air of a somnambulist,- whose dreams are pleasant, and obeyed ' the command. Mrs. Winsome sat down with as much- stateli-- ness and irnpressiveness as her youthful grace would permit, and then she said: "Bring that basket; place it on -the table.". The. subject obeyed. . Y.NOW, sir, "."said the operator, "you will bring that plush f ootstooland place it under my feet." Mr. Winsome mechanically complied, but when he had approached he knelt gracefully to fulfill the command, and in the same moment he gently took the hand, which the operator, had intuitively put forth to settle .the skirt around her feet, and raised it to his lips. This last act had been done without orders, "but Mrs. Winsome was not thoroughly familiar with the phenomena of hypnotism, and she gave it but a passing thought; it miekt be nossibje for the ', The Processes By Which the Most; Delicate Odors Are Obtained. Those dainty, delicate perfumes which the superfine and the vulgar alike enjoy .are. obtained in a very prosaic way. They are produced in a land where , the flowers are perennial, but the process of manufacture include-not only distilla- tion'and'fermentation, but even boiling in fat. Consul Harris, writing from Nice, where the manufacture is carried on extensively, describes the processes. In distillation the flowers are boiled in an hermetically sealed copper vessel.. The steam as it condenses in its passage through a spiral coil exudes the volatile essence drop by drop and it is collected in a small glass vessel. The water in the copper re tains a small portion of the., scent and becomes the rose water or orange-flower water of trade. All flowers are not susceptible of this treatment .and those that are produce but a minute quantity,'the orange flower, for instance, giving but one gramme of essence for one kilo of flowers, or but one-thousandth part. The volatile essences thus obtained, combined and mixed together with .a certain quantity of alcohol, are used in the preparation and as the basis of eau de cologne, toilet vinegar, lavender water, etc. The perfume from flowers which do not contain the volatile essence is .extracted by two processes. In tho first or cold process, cassie, jessamine, jonquils, tuberoses, violets and some other flowers, freshly gathered, are placed upon a laye,r of pure lard a quarter of an inch in thickness spread over glass trays. 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